33 days in Mexico, Europe & Caribbean Itinerary

33 days in Mexico, Europe & Caribbean Itinerary

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Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Foot to Piraeus, Ferry to Spetses
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Spetses, Greece
Ferry to Piraeus, Foot to Athens
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 1 night
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Cancun, Mexico — 1 night

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Zona Arqueologica El Rey, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun vacation website.

Bogota, Colombia to Cancun is an approximately 7-hour flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in June; daily highs in Cancun reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll around Parc Guell. On the next day, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally stop by El Barri Gòtic.

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Traveling by flight from Cancun to Barcelona takes 14 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cancun in June; daily highs in Barcelona reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 1 night

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've now added Acropolis of Athens to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip builder app.

Getting from Barcelona to Athens by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Athens. Traveling from Barcelona in June, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Spetses.
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Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Spetses, Greece

Spetses is an affluent island and a municipality in the Islands regional unit, Attica, Greece. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): appreciate the history behind Bouboulina's Statue, then see the interesting displays at Bouboulina's Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Spetses Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Spetses trip itinerary builder site.

Ride a ferry from Athens to Spetses in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Spetses, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Plaka as well as Acropolis of Athens. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a stroll through Plaka, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Athens day trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Spetses to Athens in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Spetses in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 1 night

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Nikola's Art Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fira trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fira, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 27°C. On the 4th (Mon), you're off to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 2 nights

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Little Venice and Archaeological Museum of Mykonos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Platis Gialos Beach and Ornos Beach. There's more to do: make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli) and stop by Mytho.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 1 night

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Athens online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. When traveling from Mykonos Town in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. You will leave for Barcelona on the 7th (Thu).
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Barcelona vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Barcelona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 6 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Catedral Primada. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and San Martin Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Segovia (Balloon Rides, Old City, &more) and Toledo (Synagogue of Saint Mary the White & Casco Historico de Toledo). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, get outside with Climb Spain, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and wander the streets of Gran Via.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 5 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Praia de Carcavelos and Praia da ursa. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), wander the streets of Avenida da Liberdade, and view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lisbon day trip website.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Madrid in July; daily highs in Lisbon reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

On the 19th (Tue), browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in July, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Seine River. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, Paris is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

On the 24th (Sun), hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then brush up on your military savvy at Alcazar of Segovia, then don't miss a visit to Acueduct of Segovia, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza del Azoguejo.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip maker tool.

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, Madrid is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 40°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Santo Domingo.
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic — 1 night

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santo Domingo day trip planning tool.

Getting from Madrid to Santo Domingo by flight takes about 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Madrid to Santo Domingo. On the 27th (Wed), you're off to home.
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Mexico travel guide

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Ruins · Zipline · Beaches
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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Mykonos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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